Earth Rotation Animation in PowerPoint 2016 Tutorial | Sapere aude!

Total of 6 Objects and 9 Effects have been used in this presentation to create this Earth Rotation Animation in PowerPoint.

Earth Rotation in PowerPoint Animated Presentation

Keep in mind that the Universe Background and Flat Earth Map images are larger than the slide size. Let’s have a look at Figure 1.1:

Selection Pane and Animation Pane in Microsoft PowerPoint
Selection Pane and Animation Pane showing a list of objects and animations
Figure 1.1

The trick is to use the larger Flat Earth picture moved in the background through a hole in the Universe Background image. See Figure 1.2:

Earth Rotation Animation PPT
6 Objects have been selected
Figure 1.2
  • The White Oval on top (which is also not selected and cannot be selected) Universe Background image is not an oval. We Subtracted that area of the Universe Background image and then we used the Right Motion Path effect on both pictures to create the Motion. Look at the size of the Universe Background image which is larger than the slide. The Flat Earth Map image and Universe Background Image both are moving to the right. The only difference is in the duration of the timings. The flat Earth Map image is moving faster than the Universe Background Image. See Figure 1.3:
Flat Earth
Figure 1.3
  • Insert an Oval on top of the Universe Background image. Select both images using Shift Key and then use Merge Shapes – Subtract command from the Format tab.
  • Shadow and Light Black Oval are unnecessary objects and can be removed or hidden using Selection Pane. Used to create the shadow of Rahu.
  • For Sun, we used a Bright Transparent (PNG) picture, which is moving to the Left, to create an illusion; as the Sun is Standing Still and Earth is Revolving Around it. LoL!
  • We also used Grow / Shrink and Spin Emphasis effects on the Sun image along with the Left Motion Path.

The final conclusion is:

  1. You are moving 3 images2 to the Right Side1 to the left (except Shadow and Black Light Oval)
  2. The Flat Earth Map image is behind the Universe Background image and both moving to the right. Flat Earth is moving faster than the universe.
  3. The Universe Background Image has a hole because of which you see the Flat Earth image moving to the right in the background.
  4. A Blue Outer Ring has been drawn on top of the Subtracted Area of the Universe image which is also in motion.
Earth Rotation Animation in PowerPoint GIF
Earth Rotation Animation PowerPoint GIF

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